Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Luke 1:38
Mary has just received life changing news. Her entire world is about to be turned upside down. Yet, she responds with grace. She places her confidence in God expressing familiarity with his word. Her knowledge of God’s word came from hearing it read in the synagogue and in her home. Her readiness to participate in bearing God’s Son was grounded in the promise of the ages. We are blessed to know this promise has been fulfilled. Yet many around the world and among our neighbors are oblivious of this amazing gift. Like Mary, may our response be, Here am I.
Thank you Lord for your willingness to step into our messy world with your grace, light, and love. Your word promises the darkness will not overcome the light. May we be faithful to shine where you’ve placed us. Amen
Linda Byrd is a member of GBC and Wycliffe Bible Translators. Known as Miss Froggy to hundreds of children around the world she would welcome prayers for each one to grow in God’s grace and the knowledge of His Word.